Belinda Teh

Advocate for voluntary assisted dying

WANomineeYoung Australian of the Year2021

Belinda Teh has been a passionate advocate for voluntary assisted dying legislation in Western Australia.

After losing her mother to an agonising death from breast cancer, Belinda has been driven to save other families’ loved ones from the same fate. She has shared her story many times, galvanising a groundswell of community support and inspiring people to be active in creating change.

Belinda was instrumental in raising awareness about this issue, running a sophisticated social media campaign, hosting public events and addressing supporters on the steps of WA Parliament House in Perth.

She also completed a 70-day walk from Melbourne to Perth in memory of her mother’s suffering and to help convince MPs of the need for compassionate choice.

Belinda’s advocacy saw the successful passage of voluntary assisted dying laws in WA.